Located 70km away from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the must-see spots in Ho Chi Minh shore excursions for cruise passengers. It boasts an immense network of connecting underground tunnels that witnessed several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. Whether you are a veteran, a war-site enthusiast or just a visitor, you will leave Cu Chi Tunnels with newer and deeper perspectives of the country than you had before.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick-up & Drop off From Nha Rong, Hiep Phuoc, Phu Huu, Phu My Port
  • Learn how the Viet Cong fighters navigated a network of war tunnels
  • Visit The Fascinating Underground Bunkers (And Crawl In!)
  • Enjoy local special food such as steamed tapioca and hot tea
  • You have chance to try shooting AK47, M16, M60, M30 (optional)
  • Get a different perspective on the Vietnam War in the War Remnants Museum

TOUR INFORMATION

Price: from $50 USD /Adult (from 12 years old) , Children (from 5 – 11 years old): 50% of Adult

(Price varies by group size & name of the port)

Private/group 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 – 6pax 7 – 8pax 9pax+
Price/Adult (Nha Rong Port) $130 $90 $70 $65 $60 $55 $50
Price/Adult (Phu Huu & Hiep Phuoc Port) $150 $110 $90 $85 $80 $75 $70
Price/Adult (Phu My Port) $235 $160 $145 $130 $115 $100 $90

Duration: All private tours are approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. At the end of the private tour, we always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

Meeting point: Nha Rong, Hiep Phuoc, Phu Huu, or Phu My port

Port Permit Service:

  • Opt to purchase port permit service: For a fee of 25USD/person, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop off. This requires passport details such as full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well a reliable transport service.
  • Opt not to purchase port service fee: Please walk out of the port for 15 minutes – 20 minutes or take a shuttle bus inside port gate (3-5$/person) where our guide and driver will welcome you with a sign and a smile. This does not include a fee.

Tour customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Category: Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursions

Inclusions:

  • Round trip on private air-conditioner vehicle from your port to Ho Chi Minh City
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary (please note we can cater for any dietary requirements, just be sure to get in touch beforehand)
  • Enjoy local special food such as steamed tapioca and hot tea
  • Unlimited Bottles of Water

Exclusions:

  • Tips & Other drinks
  • Real Bullet in Cu Chi Tunnels;
  • Other personal expenses

Payment method: We accept hochiminh food tour booking

What to bring: Sunscreen • Hat • Insect Repellent • Light Jacket • Flashlight or Torch

What to wear: Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

ITINERARY

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh! Our team will be waiting with name signs, big smiles at your port to take you to your cool air-conditioned transport. For many cruises, HCMC is the first dock in Vietnam, so we are well equipped to collect you and take you to the incredible network of war bunkers known as the Cu Chi Tunnels. These networks are a reminder of the ingenious designs needed to survive in these tight-squeezing tunnels during war-torn times. Opt to crawl through the 100m tunnels to get a feel for what the soldiers had to endure, or simply walk around the scenic site, taking in the historical and cultural importance of this war remnant. Discover the kitchens hidden around the tunnels and sample the food the Viet Cong ate during the war. Nowadays the tunnels have been widened slightly for tourists, so it won’t be such a tight squeeze! This experience offers an inspiring insight into human perseverance and the challenges of war.

Learn About Vietnam’s Turbulent Past

After our delicious lunch at a good local restaurant, we head to the War Remnants Museum to see a shocking exhibit of the horrors of war. Offering an alternative perspective, the war museum shows the devastating effects of war on the civilian population. The museum is a favourite with tourists as it offers never-before-seen material and an entirely alternate perspective. The Requiem gallery is the gem of this Museum, where you can see historic photos taken by famed international war photographers such as Tim Page or Larry Burrows. Although sometimes upsetting, the display is essential for understanding the horrors of the Vietnam War, but also the endurance and perseverance of a nation.

On the drive around the city, if time permits, you will be transferred to various photo stops in the city including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Old Post Office. Designed by Gustave Eiffel and built between 1877 and 1883, the Post Office truly reflects classical French colonial architecture style.

Trip ends when the driver drops you at the port for the next departure.

Special Note: The visit to Cu Chi lasts around 5 hours, and with 3 hours for the city, it will be a hectic day-tour starting off from Phu My Port. You can arrange your tour from the Port in Vung Tau if your cruise docks for the whole day and leaves in the evening.

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